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From: pedro winstley <pedro.win.stan@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:49:25 +0100
Message-ID: <CABUZhHk9JD+7nJnC=UFxsSAQdqQB0ef8aEnNbMW4A7zNw7RCTg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dataset Exchange Working Group <public-dxwg-wg@w3.org>
Dear Colleagues
Please see below the formal notification that DCAT version 2 is now a
Candidate Recommendation.
Congratulations to the DCAT subgroup and to the whole team.
Peter & Karen - Chairs

-----Original Message-----
From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Sent: 03 October 2019 14:10
To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
Cc: Chairs <chairs@w3.org>
Subject: Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) - Version 2 is a W3C Candidate
Recommendation (Call for Implementations)

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

I am pleased to announce that Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) - Version 2 is
a W3C Candidate Recommendation:

The approval and publication are in response to this transition request:

Please provide feedback by 31 October 2019 by raising an issue on GitHub

There were no formal objections raised for this publication.

This specification is backwards compatible with the first version of DCAT
but addresses gaps in the original for classes such as data services that
caused users of the original base standard to create application profiles
in order to meet their requirements. The Working Group recognized the
benefits of having a flexible model and so reduced the axiomatization in
version 2, and at the same time are engaged in developing some guidance
notes on application profiles themselves.

The Working Group is keen to hear reports of implementations of version 2
of DCAT, and also usage of constructs in application profiles that are
functionally equivalent to those proposed in the revised standard. A log of
implementation evidence <
is being maintained by the WG.

Please send reports to <public-dxwg-wg@w3.org> or by adding to <

Patent disclosures relevant to this specification may be found on the
Dataset Exchange Working Group's patent disclosure page in conformance with
W3C policy:

If you should have any questions or need further information, please
contact Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, Dataset Exchange Working Group staff

This Call for Implementations follows section 6.4 “Candidate
Recommendation" of the W3C Process Document:

Thank you,

For Tim Berners-Lee, Director, and
Philippe Le Hégaret, Project Management Lead; Coralie Mercier, Head of W3C
Marketing & Communications

Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT) - Version 2 W3C Candidate Recommendation 3
October 2019

This version:


Latest published version:



DCAT is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between
data catalogs published on the Web. This document defines the schema and
provides examples for its use.

DCAT enables a publisher to describe datasets and data services in a
catalog using a standard model and vocabulary that facilitates the
consumption and aggregation of metadata from multiple catalogs. This can
increase the discoverability of datasets and data services. It also makes
it possible to have a decentralized approach to publishing data catalogs
and makes federated search for datasets across catalogs in multiple sites
possible using the same query mechanism and structure. Aggregated DCAT
metadata can serve as a manifest file as part of the digital preservation

Status of This Document:


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